University of Glasgow

Degree level: Postgraduate

Film and Television Studies (Taught)

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Course summary

This Masters offers the opportunity for the critical study of film and television. This well-established programme aims to provide an advanced understanding of the approaches and methodologies in Film & Television Studies and to equip you with core research skills for advanced study in this field. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • You will be studying in Glasgow, one of the leading media cities in the UK, and be based at our Gilmorehill Centre, with its own cinema as well as extensive collection of video, DVD and digital resources.
  • The Gilmorehill Centre is home to the international journal Screen and hosts the annual Screen conference every summer, attracting leading names in film and television studies from across the world. You will have the opportunity to participate in the conference as well as to engage with guest speakers from the academy and media industries throughout the year.
  • The Masters is particularly relevant as preparation for further postgraduate research in film and television. However, it also facilitates contact and critical engagement with film, television and creative arts organisations in Glasgow, through site visits and guest speakers.
  • The programme is forward-thinking in its approach to issues of equality, diversity and inclusivity. It recognises the inequalities that have developed within film and television studies and offers a curriculum designed to challenge the status quo.
  • The programme is one of very few in the UK that places an equal emphasis on television.
  • You will be able to socialise and collaborate with the Film Curation and Filmmaking and Media Arts students who are also taught out of Gilmorehill Centre.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE This programme will encourage advanced level study of specific aspects of film and television, via the exploration of research strategies appropriate to the two mediums. The curriculum is designed to establish the full focus of Film and Television Studies as a discipline and to suggest some of the ways in which its boundaries are being re-drawn by new screen cultures and technologies. The programme consists of three components. Component 1: Core Course Semester 1 and 2 FILM & TV STUDIES: CORE COURSE Component 2: Three Additional Courses ADVANCED TOPICS IN FILM STUDIES ADVANCED TOPICS IN TELEVISION STUDIES (The above two courses will run in semester 1 and 2 in alternate years) A third optional course (semester 1 or 2) Component 3: Dissertation FTV POSTGRADUATE DISSERTATION

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How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'international'. Classes start September 2021 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via gla.ac.uk by searching for 'scholarships'.

Film and Television Studies at University of Glasgow - UCAS